7. Er ist’s, der ganz allein

From Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen, BWV 43, Part II

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Vivace
Structure
none
Length
62 measures

German text

English translation

Er ists, der ganz allein
It is he, who completely alone
Die Kelter hat getreten
has trod upon the winepress
Voll Schmerzen, Qual und Pein,
full of sorrow, torment and pain,
Verlorne zu erretten
to save the lost ones
Durch einen teuren Kauf.
through a precious purchase.
Ihr Thronen, mühet euch
You Thrones, stir yourselves,
Und setzt ihm Kränze auf!
and set a wreath upon him!

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Consists of a six strophe poem (Dürr 2005, 334).
  • Scripture readings for the day: Acts 1:1–1:11; Mark 16:14–16:20

Instrumentation

  • Tromba I solo / Violino I (playable on flauto traverso)
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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